WJEC AS/A2 Biology Level 3
Mode of Study
Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
01 September 2020
Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above to include grade B in Biology or grade B in both Science and Additional Science, a grade B in Maths/Numeracy and English Language.
In a nutshell
This is a thorough and engaging insight into Biology
This course is for you if...
... You want a career in biological studies
... You have a keen interest in science
... You’re curious about our planet and how it all works
What will I be doing?
This specification is divided into a total of 5 units: 2 AS and 3 A Level units.
The AS Level Biology course consists of:
- Biology 1: Basic biochemistry and cell organisation
- Biology 2: Biodiversity and physiology of body systems
The A Level Biology course consists of:
- Biology 3: Energy, homeostasis and the environment
- Biology 4: Variation, inheritance and options
- Biology 5: Practical examination
Units 1, 2, 3 and 4 are assessed by written tests marked by the examination board. Unit 5 includes experimental work set in the centre and completed over a 3 month period. This is marked by the Examination Board. You’re also required to submit one microscope drawing, which must show calibration at A Level. Once completed, you’ll achieve:
- AS Level Biology
- A Level Biology
- Skills activities
- English and Maths
What is expected of me?
To enrol, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs, Grade C or above, to include Grade B in Biology or Grade B in both Science and Additional Science, a Grade B in Maths/Maths Numeracy and English Language.
Full commitment to attendance is required, as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation. You’ll be continually assessed and there is an expectation that you’ll continue your studies and coursework during your own time.
What comes next?
Higher education courses for which Biology may form part of the entry qualification, to include Medicine, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Biochemistry, Environmental Health, Genetics, Nursing, Optometry, Conservation, Ecology, Veterinary Science and Biotechnology.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Call 01495 333 777 to speak to our Student Recruitment team
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